Almighty Motion Picture has acquired the rights of “Mahjabeen as Meena Kumari” written by seasoned print journalist Ashwini Bhatnagar.
“Mahjabeen as Meena Kumari” traces the life and times of the legendary actress of yesteryears, Meena Kumari. The book tackles the tumultuous developments from her intimate life and also takes the readers on an emotional roller coaster ride as it chronicles various developments in her professional and personal life.
“A dream comes true for me as nothing is more beautiful and larger than life than the the name Meena Kumari herself. God resides in detailing is the mantra that guides us at Almighty Motion Picture, and a subject of this magnitude warrants research. The best names, second to none from vintage Hindi film journalism have been hired to provide authentic research to us. We intend to start with a web series and then move onto a feature film on the gifted actress for whom the word tragedy queen was coined, hence we are not in any hurry” says the driving force behind the production house Actor Producer Prabhleen Kaur.
31 March 1972, Meena Kumari breathed her last at the age of 39. Thirty-three of those years were dedicated to the eventful acting career. The web series will encompass all aspects of her career, controversies, and complexities that shrouded the enigmatic persona of Meena Kumari.
“I am delighted to have collaborated with a production house like Almighty Motion Picture known for creating path-breaking content in the past. The book is possibly the first authentic portrayal of the legendary actress from a neutral viewpoint” quips the author Ashwini Bhatnagar.
She further adds, “We were always confident of this fantastic book when it was pitched to us by The Book Bakers Literary Agency. Publisher, Locksley Hall Publishing LLP. “
Bold, controversial, extravagant, passionate and poetess are the adjectives that can be used to best describe the actress, the highs and lows of her career, the men who’s careers she made risking her own, the near and dear ones who thrived on her like parasites and above all the making of magnum opus Pakeezah. No aspect of Meena Kumari’s life will be untouched.
The web series will be an expose’ of sorts and not shy away from calling a spade a spade. Authenticity will be the middle name right from the costumes, sets, background and the properties used will transpose the viewers to the era where Meena Kumari rules the silver screen and the hearts of millions. Almighty Motion Picture has its task cut out. To produce the web series will not cover but “uncover” all the fables associated with the legendary Meena Kumari.